Pet Primates

“Pet” Monkey Spotted in Summerville!

By International Primate Protection League / February 8, 2017 / Comments Off on “Pet” Monkey Spotted in Summerville!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]For years, IPPL has fought the illegal pet trade that exists around the world. We have also written about the tragic lives these animals endure. Even in this country, there are breeders/dealers who make a living producing babies only to take them away from their mothers and sell them to someone who wants, for…

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Monkey madness for Mother’s Day?

By International Primate Protection League / May 10, 2013 / Comments Off on Monkey madness for Mother’s Day?

Let’s hope not it’s not a trend. But a rash of recent ads featuring monkeys makes me worry. When major brands like Sears and Burger King and Kmart use monkeys in their commercials, are they going to be selling the idea that monkeys make cute pets? Maybe that’s what viewers will take away, more so…

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Justin Bieber’s monkey fever

By International Primate Protection League / April 12, 2013 /

As Mally, the teen idol’s pet capuchin monkey, knows by now, pet primates are never a good idea. And when a celebrity decides to make one a pet, it’s even worse. That’s because there’s a knock-on effect. Adoring fans go to great lengths to imitate their favorite stars. That includes trying to accessorize like them,…

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Zanesville deaths highlight the tragedy of exotic animal ownership

By International Primate Protection League / October 25, 2011 /

Last weekend, I found myself in the midst of a “teachable moment” with one of my hair stylists, as we discussed the horrible shooting deaths that occurred in Zanesville, Ohio, just one week ago. All last week, it seemed like the whole nation was talking about the tragic killing by local law enforcement of nearly…

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